Acute HIV infection or primary HIV infection (also known as “Acute seroconversion syndrome”) is the second stage of HIV infection. It occurs after the incubation stage, before the latency stage and the potential AIDS succeeding the latency stage. Continue reading
Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries have been making headlines as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They’re supposed to be good for weight loss, anti-aging, and more. But can acai really help you lose weight, as the online ads promise?
Grown in the Amazon River basin in Brazil, acai is a deep purple berry that tastes like a combination of wild berries and chocolate. The berry’s anthocyanin content gives it its rich purple color. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that may protect the body against cancer, inflammation, diabetes, aging, neurological diseases, and bacterial infections. Continue reading
In its early stages, cancer usually has no symptoms, but eventually a malignant tumor will grow large enough to be detected. As it continues to grow, it may press on nerves and produce pain, penetrate blood vessels and cause bleeding, or interfere with the function of a body organ or system.
To remember the seven early warning signs of cancer (as designated by the American Cancer Society), think of the word CAUTION: Continue reading
Most people cringe when having to face any calorie counting diet, but a 1,200 calorie glycemic index diet offers a pleasant range of options. Keep in mind, with a low glycemic index (or GI) diet you’re inducing your body to burn calories during the digestive process and to burn stored fat at the same time. The glycemic index, or GI, measures the potential effect a carbohydrate has on your blood sugar level. The higher a food scores on the GI, the faster your body will produce glucose and the higher you blood sugar level will rise. The GI can be a useful weight loss tool when combined with a low-calorie diet and exercise program. Continue reading
A lot people nowadays are very much inclined to sports and keeping themselves physically and mentally fit. Living a healthy lifestyle has been always the goal. It’s not a very easy thing to do. It takes extra effort to be in shape. “Health is wealth,” as many people say and in order to achieve it; we are to take the extra miles. Continue reading
Eating disorders can be very horrible and little known to people but extreme dieting can lead to other serious problems and even death. Statistics show that an estimated 5 million people in the United States, primarily girls and women, suffer from the eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia. Continue reading
In every diet regimen that you come across, fat is always the target enemy. It is always the main concern of all diet experts when they come up with various diet programs. The main reason for this is because fat is what everything transforms to when taken in excess. Proteins, carbohydrates, and even fat itself turn into fat, once you take in more than the recommended amounts and not do anything to burn that excess off.
Being healthy and achieving the ideal weight seems to be a never-ending mission for most people. It seems to be more taxing for those who are overweight than for those who are underweight. Those who weigh more exert tremendous effort to rid themselves of the cellulite and the flabs that they have earned through years of overeating, overindulgence, and unhealthy living.